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Read more about This May, Empower Kids to Be Physically Active
An annual event, National Physical Education & Sport Week, is held May 1-7, to raise awareness for effective health and physical education. Led by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, this week is dedicated to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs — a commitment known as 50 Million Strong by 2029.
Read more about #MoveInMay for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? Because it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and what better time to focus on being active and becoming a healthier you!
Read more about CDC Offers Training and Resources on Youth Concussion Risks
As an A-student and star soccer player, Sarah was used to hard work. However, after she sustained a concussion while playing a varsity soccer game during her freshman year in high school, she found herself challenged in ways she had never expected.
Read more about Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health This World Health Day
In honor of World Health day the Council is joining a conversation about mental health and depression. The World Health Organization (WHO) established World Health Day as the annual celebration of its founding in 1948. This year, WHO puts the full weight of this global platform behind efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent one of the world’s most consequential maladies: depression.
Read more about Health, the future, and that guy with the tacos
That guy in the cool uniform making tacos is Vivek Murthy. If you don’t know Vivek, it so happens he’s the Surgeon General of the United States, and he has some strong thoughts about food. “What demands attention,” he says unequivocally, “is a fundamental building block of health that many are lacking: food.” In his mind, good food matters as much to health as new medications, new technologies, expanded insurance or improved quality of care.
Read more about Spring into Wellness with the New PALA+ Program!
This spring, the President’s Council is proud to launch a brand new version of the PALA+ program on SuperTracker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free online food and activity tracking tool. It furthers the program’s mission to help Americans of all ages and abilities move towards the latest recommendations from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Read more about Get Fit in 2017 with Presidential Champions on SuperTracker!
A new year means a fresh start. It’s a new opportunity to reach for the goals you know will make you stronger – mentally and physically. This year, the Council’s Presidential Champions program is ready to take you from #0to60, keep you motivated, and on track to reach all of your physical activity goals. The program has a brand new look to celebrate the New Year and new features that allow you to earn your Presidential Champions awards on SuperTracker!

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